MotoAmerica Featured On Jay Leno’s Garage

Press Release | June 24, 2019

Wayne Rainey And Richard Varner Talk Motorcycles With Leno

This is a press release from MotoAmerica…

Costa Mesa, CA (June 24, 2019)– MotoAmerica, its president Wayne Rainey and its CFO Richard Varner were featured this week on Jay Leno’s Garage, the legendary comedian and former “Tonight Show” host’s show that shares his passion for cars, motorcycles and racing.

MotoAmerica Featured On Jay Leno's Garage

Rainey and Varner are featured in a 23-minute segment centers around the custom-built TZ750 inspired Yamaha YZF-R1 that helped fuel the birth of MotoAmerica and what is now the home of the AMA Superbike Series.

MotoAmerica Featured On Jay Leno's Garage

“I obviously am not a motorcycle racer, but I love bikes and I’d love to take this for a little spin and see how it goes,” Leno quipped before throwing a leg over the MotoAmerica project bike and taking to the streets around his Burbank, California, garage.

Three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey let's Jay drive his Yamaha TZ750 inspired race motorcycle.
Three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey let’s Jay drive his Yamaha TZ750-inspired race motorcycle.

In addition to focusing on the MotoAmerica bike, Leno also discusses Rainey’s career and the beginning of MotoAmerica and what the series has grown into.

“It was obviously a wonderful opportunity for us to be on Jay Leno’s Garage,” Rainey said. “Jay has a lot of passion for cars and motorcycles, and he is very interested in what we are doing with MotoAmerica. It was a lot of fun visiting him at his place and getting to know him better. He’s a big fan and it’s an honor for us to get the chance to be on his show.”

VIDEO | Wayne Rainey’s MotoAmerica YZF-R1 Custom – Jay Leno’s Garage

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series will host its sixth round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, July 12-14.

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